Bricksan

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  1. Righty thanks to the support people. I tried 2003 again and no joy so updated to XP SP3 and installed 2010 runtime and the joy on my face when it ran smoothly :-) Thanks again Rich
  2. To catch up I don't use mircosoft office as a rule and don't have any office product other that the access. So to answer your questions it is a 32 bit XP and never had an issue till I did a system recovery 1) No 2) I just unzipped so yep as far as I am aware 3) correct a) Nope same message b) Same message
  3. Thanks but I want to get LDD to work as it's a very important tool for me.
  4. Nope I have nothing installed and my installed programmes shows only the one version on my add/removed programmes is there away of checking? I had it installed before but did a recovery on my pc that reverts back to the original version so I re-installed it.
  5. I have downloaded Mircosoft access 2003 from the link on front page and downloaded and unzipped LDD manager and placed the folder in my documents, when I click on StartLDDManager a box comes up with the following message "Please wait while Windows configures Mircosoft Office Access Runtime 2003" then a bar goes across below and then nothing happens? Any advice on what to do. I am using Windows XP.
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    Open back buildings, does anyone MOD them?

    I always put the back on buildings, I have a few I plan on making into full blown modulars.
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    CMF Distribution

    Some news from the Ambassador forum regarding the CMF Boxes via Kim Thomsen. So what that means is instead of a box of 60, there will be boxes of 30 with one full set and 14 spares. Please share your views on this as no doubt it will ruffle a few feathers and also please others.
  8. Some news regarding CMF Boxes from Kim Thomsen: The reason for the new split is that we are introducing a smaller box with only 30 bags – and 3 is such a troublesome amount to split in half. So now (soon) you can buy a box and get a whole set plus 14 instead of buying a box of 60. full story: http://brickfanatics.co.uk/cmf-distribution-elrond-cape-lone-ranger/
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    Limited Edition Lego Christmas Set 2012 1/1

    I just reviewed the exclusive set that you can get and I really like it: http://brickfanatics.co.uk/Reviews-detail/3300014-christmas-set/
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    [moc] Fishmonger's Modular x16

    Wow, as I have a beach front to my City, this has given me inspiration to build something similar. Nice one
  11. Layout Latest Updated 24/10/2012: Image of the progress so far: Full report in latest post here: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=66901&st=25#entry1416038 Original Post: Not going to bore you too much with a detailed post (unless you really want it). I have a building space in my office and I am going to be building a large City scene, using City sets and then using the same techniques used in the sets to build extra elements to make a full scene. I am using LDD to plan the build and I am doing it stages, after building a stage on LDD I will then purchase parts I need, photograph it and move on to the next stage. Stage One - Is the Lego City Marina, I have built the Marina on LDD (This is first time I have used LDD was building the Marina). Stage one has an area of 4 32x32 base plates wide and 2 back and will have 9 official sets built in it or on it. For further detailed info visit: http://brickfanatics...o-city-project/ Here are is the LDD Concept image: Update 1 includes more LDD images: http://www.eurobrick...dpost&p=1241062 Update 2 Building progress of the Marina plus the extension of the dockside: http://www.eurobrick...dpost&p=1250434 Update 3 Major update, beach, surf shack and much more completed as well as new to do list: http://www.eurobrick...dpost&p=1301988 Update 4 Marina entrance complete with pavements done and loads of minor features added: http://www.eurobrick...dpost&p=1351763
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    Lego City Project - Update Oct 2012

    Thanks for the feedback, the orange isn't to everyones taste the only reason I went for it was due to the colour being used in the 2008 Coastguard sub theme and what to stay true to the colours used. I hope I inspired you to create an awesome beach scene :-)
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    Lego City Project - Update Oct 2012

    Thanks, I try and make everything come together :-) Glad I got your creative juices flowing, I would like to add more but it would mean expanding outwards and there is no room, I can add depth to the layout but not width at the moment but if I can those will be on the list to build. Thanks you can see the inside of the CoastguardHQ here --> http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=75209 As for the 1x1 plain baseplates looked boring so wanted to go a bit OTT with the detail, I think the little things bring everything together :-)
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    Coastguard HQ Modular Building

    As requested here are a few side shots of the building, you can see how this fits in with the City layout in this topic: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=66901&st=25#entry1416038
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    Lego City Project - Update Oct 2012

    Right been a while since my last update but that was due to me building the CoastguardHQ, here is a run down on what has happened since: The original plan is complete, the beach complete with beach towels, sandcastles, outdoor shower and changing rooms is complete. I even add the beach party set. The extended marina is done complete with updated Paradise cafe building, surf shack and steps to the street. Next to the cafe is the launch area for boats, they come past the security building and onto the ramp to launch their boats and this is then next to the bran new coastguard HQ, in the photos you can see the side view of the building and how it all comes together. As you move out to sea you will see a small rock formation and old lighthouse, inside the lighthouse I have add a door, flooring and a bed, however the lighthouse is no longer in use as the new CoastguardHQ has a lighthouse built into the roof. I still need to finish the sea detail on two blue baseplates. Moving to the beach I have add the minifigs complete with sun bathers, a family with minifig baby and also people hiring surfboards from the surf shack. you can also sea jetskies in the marina and someone taking a speedboat out. The Police officer is buying a snack from the street vendor opposite the security building. Outside the coastguardHQ is a fuel pump for the boats to use. Only the marina side of the street is complete, opposite the road you can see the paving taking shape, street lights are up as are the traffic light crossroads. The paving outside the Emporium has been extended. The next plan is to finish the trees going down the middle of the high street and also add Cafe Corner to the section opposite the Emporium. While it will be Cafe Corner, it will have full interior and also a few more major modifications. After that is complete the building next to it will start to go into the design phase, what that will be is secret for now. Feel free to ask questions about anything I have done so far or have planned for the future, so far not including the CMF sets over 15 different LEGO sets have been used in the building of the City and more will be added all the time, I have also used stickers from various others as well, using Bricklink to get them as I feel official stickers finish certain parts off, my next update will be once Cafe Corner is built. As always feedback, ideas are welcomed
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    Coastguard HQ Modular Building

    Thanks, I am glad I kept with the colour scheme. If you use the colours the right way the end result is really effective. For the double garage it took a few attempts on LDD to get the right look but still keeping with the overall style of the fire station. I will post some images of how the side looks when I update my City Project topic later.
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    Coastguard HQ Modular Building

    Thanks but one thing there is no teal on the build ??
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    Coastguard HQ Modular Building

    Possibly :-)
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    Coastguard HQ Modular Building

    In what way? I had thought about altering it and having it upright but could not get it to look right but ideas welcomed to improve it
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    Coastguard HQ Modular Building

    I will take a side photo when I do a overview of the entire layout so far :)
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    Coastguard HQ Modular Building

    Thanks, the brick in question is a custom brick from the website Citizen Bricks, I felt it added a unique touch to the control room. I had thought of having 2012 one one side only but when done in plain gray it did not look right. :-)
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    Coastguard HQ Modular Building

    Thanks pal, the reason for the colour scheme is they are the same as those used in the 2008 Coastguard sub-theme
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    Coastguard HQ Modular Building

    Cheers everyone, it's great to hear feedback :-)
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    Coastguard HQ Modular Building

    That is the plan I will update my City Project topic, with a complete overview of how my layout is taking shape.
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    Coastguard HQ Modular Building

    Thanks Scott, it made life interesting as I also bought every element in "new" condition just to make it even more challenging, I plan on filming a little video to cover all the details a photo may have missed.